Federal court is the race to see who rats first. Unfortunately, that’s the truth about most co-defendant cases in federal court. Lenient sentences, 5k1, substantial assistance, R35. I had a federal client tell me once “At first I was pissed that I got ratted out. Then I found out inside that’s just the way it is. Now I’m doing it. I gotta get mine.” It is disheartening in a way that we are more sentencing lawyers than trial lawyers in federal court. On the other hand, the feds don’t indict everyone. That’s for state court to do.
NY Times reports about the first BP criminal indictment. The engineer is a low level player charged with obstruction for deleting evidence. There will be more. I still don’t get gas there.
Judge Joe Marx did not get a challenger. Of course, Krista did not file for State Attorney either. Joe is now distracted by training for the Iron Man. You have to be a tough dude to compete in the Iron Man.
State Attorney badges all have Antonacci’s name. What a waste of taxpayer’s dollars. Old pictures on the new badges though.
The state court judges that were up for reelection are breathing a sigh of relief. Some of them at least.